Francis targets Barboza-Pedraza winner

Super lightweight Cesar Francis is eyeing a shot at the big time, as he continues his rise on ProBox TV this January 25 against Jesus Saracho. Francis stated, “Honestly I’m going to absolutely demolish Saracho. I’m not coming to play games, I’ve shown that if you’re not on my level you get taken out.

“I’m happy to be back on ProBox TV, I’ve trained hard for this fight, I want to make a statement and that’s it. I want big fights in 2023, and I have to absolutely wipe out people like Saracho if I want to get to them.

The New York stylist discussed the state of the 140-pound division, “Look, I respect all these top fighters, but I’m in the business of making real fights for television. I bring action, I sell tickets in New York, and I can hang with the best in the business. I have in sparring and I will do it on any given fight night. I’m ready for these big tests.

“I’ve been around elite-level fighters for years, the likes of Richard Commey, and I know I can beat guys at that level. I want real fights, I want the winner of Barboza Jr and Pedraza, I would fight Teofimo any day of the week. I’m going to send another statement that I’m ready for all these guys on January 25 on ProBox TV.”

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  • Very confident young man. Looks like he may have started late? I didn’t see any amateur record. He’s tall for 140 at 5’11” but I doubt he beats Barboza or Pedraza. He beat a faded Ray Beltran. It is prize fighting though so I hope he gets to make some money.

  • Francis may be better than I thought he was. The first time I saw him was against Mimoune and he struggled with his power and Mimoune has 3 ko’s in like 30 fights.

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